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Forest management

Model forests
Sustainable Forest Management Toolbox


The Sustainable Forest Management Toolbox is a comprehensive collection of tools, best practices and case studies to help forest owners and managers; policymakers; students and other stakeholders implement sustainable forest management.



Djibo, Burkina Faso - A young man planting seedlings
On Desertification and Drought Day, FAO's Tiina Vähänen and Moctar Sacande explain in this op ed the importance of putting land stewardship at the centre of sustainable development to ensure a healthy, food secure world for younger generations.
Leroy Ignacio, Whitley Award, Red Siskin Songbirds ©Chung Liu
Guyanese conservationist and co-founder of the South Rupununi Conservation Society Leroy Ignacio has won a prestigious Whitley Award for his outstanding grassroots conservation work in Guyana’s Rupununi region.  
FAO and EU launch 15 million euro project to boost sustainability of Uganda’s forestry sector
FAO has launched a 15 million euro ($16.29 million) project funded by the European Union to help Uganda’s forestry sector contribute more sustainably to the economy and the environment.


Applying MEV-CAM tools: participatory video

FAO has released its first practical guide to using participatory video, an innovative community-led technique that monitors change in development projects, with the aim of improving sustainability in dryland forests and agrosilvopastoral systems.

Delivering tree genetic resources in forest and landscape restoration

Ensuring the availability of seeds and seedlings from a range of tree species is crucial if we are to meet global targets on the restoration of degraded forests and landscapes, according to a new forestry working paper from the FAO and the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT.

Human–wildlife conflict role-playing game

The Sustainable Wildlife Management Programme in Zimbabwe created role-playing games for use in Farmer Field Schools. Their primary aim is to learn about human–wildlife conflict scenarios with farmers.

Elearning Academy

Forest and landscape restoration
Introduction to forest and landscape restoration

Degradation of forests and landscapes impacts the global climate, and also the food security and livelihoods of communities. Forest and landscape restoration...

Monitoring forest landscape restoration
Monitoring forest and landscape restoration

This course has been developed to equip practitioners with the capacity to design, plan and implement monitoring systems for forest landscape restoration.

Sustainable financing
Sustainable financing of forest and landscape restoration

To meet countries’ national commitments to restoring degraded landscapes, adequate public and private investments are needed. This course has been developed...


Is your toothbrush made of plastic or wood?

Replacing more of the plastic things we use every day with wood-based products from sustainably managed forests can help combat climate change and achieve...

Forests and water

Forests are vital to our water supply. They influence how and where rain falls, and they filter and clean our water. By protecting the world’s forests,...

Sustainable forests: a powerful ally against climate change

Climate change is subjecting our planet to unsustainable pressures. Forests and trees trap and store carbon as they grow – standing at the frontline...